Tarboro in Edgecombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church
The house of worship was erected on the corner of St. David and Granville Streets in 1869.
We are grateful to God for those who laid the foundation of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Tarboro, N.C.
Among our most notable trustees were John C. Dancy, Jr., who was elected editor of the Star of Zion and trustee of Livingstone College in Salsbury, N.C. He was also very active politically on the local, state, and national level.
Franklin D. Dancy was elected as Tarboro's first black mayor in 1882. Served as town commissioner and state senator.
Dr. Milton D. Quigless Sr, established Tarboro's only black hospital in December 1946.
On September 16, 1999, St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was destroyed by floodwaters of Hurricane Floyd. The following trustees worked untiringly to refurbish our 134 year old edifice and preserve our history by developing this historical site
Alonzo Street — Chairman Trustee Board Lovie Rooks — Chairman Historical
The only part of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church remaining, at this location are the bell that was housed in the Church's steeple. A marble tablet containing the beginning history of our church and cornerstone.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
Location. 35° 53.812′ N, 77° 31.787′ W. Marker is in Tarboro, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is on East Granville Street near St. David Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tarboro NC 27886, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Cemeteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); George H. White (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); W.D. Pender (approx. ¼ mile away); John C. Dancy (approx. ¼ mile away); W.L. Saunders (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry T. Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Occupation of Tarboro (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tarboro.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.